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IPM COGS Awards 2019

Welcome to the IPM COGS 2019!

The IPM COGS Awards exists to recognise and reward all the incredible work that enables promotional marketing and brand activation campaigns to happen. All the passion, graft and expertise without which most campaigns would fall at the first hurdle. All the hidden heroes, the engine rooms, the hard yards, the reason clients can sleep at night, the backbone of our industry…

In fact, we think that the IPM COGS is the industry’s foremost Celebration Of Great Service.

This year we’ve listened to your feedback and made a few changes…

  • It’s easier than ever to enter, with fewer questions to answer and criteria to think about
  • There’s less need to provide detailed results – this is about demonstrating great thinking and extraordinary service
  • We’ve added a new category – ‘Team of the Year’ – to recognise the individuals who best embody what The COGS stands for
  • The categories have been aligned to our IPM Communities to acknowledge the importance of The COGS to the IPM – our Communities Of Gold Standards, in fact

One of the things we haven't changed, however, is the cost to enter (held at 2018 prices) including FREE entry into ‘Service Agency of the Year’ for everyone who enters one of the main categories;


  • 1-2 entries = £190.00 + VAT
  • 3-5 entries = 5% discount = £180.50 + VAT
  • 6-9 entries = 10% discount = £171.00 + VAT
  • 10+ entries = 15% discount = £161.50 + VAT
  • Team of the Year = £100 + VAT
  • Service Agency of the Year = FREE when you enter at least one Category in Groups A-D and/or Category E1.


  • All entries = £250 + VAT, excluding…
  • Team of the Year = £150 + VAT
  • Service Agency of the Year = FREE when you enter at least one Category in Groups A-D and/or Category E1. 

For all the important information – including key dates, pricing, category details, judging info, top tips, how to enter etc – please download the Entry Pack by clicking the button below;


The closing date for entries is FRIDAY 26TH JULY 2019 @ 6PMYou can enter by clicking on the button below;

Richard Pink (IPM Head of Awards) and Paul Cope (IPM MD) hosted a ‘How to write a killer entry’ webinar to share some more hints and tips, and to answer your questions. You can view the webinar here.

Become a sponsor

We are looking to secure a small, select number of sponsors for the IPM COGS Awards 2019.

As well as gala tickets and branding, all sponsors will receive significant content exposure across the full and extensive range of IPM communications before, during and after the gala event on 27th September. 

If you would like more information on our broad range of sponsorship packages, please email Sidiqa Hazara at sidiqah@theipm.org.uk or call 020 3848 0444.


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